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Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2023: Shizen Brings Environmental Advocacy To Pop Culture

Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) is making a comeback this 2023 and they are bringing environmental advocacy to pop culture events through Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2023: Shizen on May 19-21, 2023 at the Robinsons Novaliches Trade Hall in Novaliches, Quezon City. The theme of the event focuses on nature which is the meaning of the Japanese word, “Shizen.”

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Since the inception of POF in 2013, it has always tried to be an event for a cause and contribute to positivity and good vibes within the Japanese pop culture community.  To be true to its concept they are bringing competitions such as LOWCOST COSPLAY in which contestants are encouraged to use recycled materials in creating their costumes.  
There are also booths that are promoting environmental advocacy like ADA STRAWS which offers an eco-friendly solution to replace plastic straws and BAYANIHAN PARA SA KALIKASAN. MOVEMENT, a socio-civic organization that promotes activities like reforestation, leadership training, environmental camps, and more.  Plus, during the Otaku Choice Awards 2023, there will be a tribute to anime music focused on the environment.


The event is organized by Red Cloud Interactive together with Robinsons Novaliches as the official venue partner.  Other partners of the events include Glico Philippines which you can visit during the event and get your free photo taken plus you can buy authentic Japanese snacks.

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13th Line Collectibles, another event partner will showcase various toy collections, pop culture merchandise, and shirts for everyone.  They are also printing the official POF 2023 shirts.

Toy Shogun will be conducting Trading Card Game tournaments throughout the 3-day event: Union Arena (May 19), Digimon (May 20), and Cardfight!! Vanguard (May 21).

Pinoy Otaku Festival 2023 has also a wide variety of guest line-ups for this year including AWIEYARA PHLia BearPrince De GuzmanStacy PhanPonponmyAriel VillasantaRaymond Gorospe, and more.

If you want to join their events which include LowCost Cosplay CompetitionConGoer CompetitionCosplay Championship LeagueYour Cosplay Sounds FamiliarKaraoke Battle Royale, and Chibi Cosplay Show you can register at Meanwhile, for those who are inclined into exhibiting their Lolita Fashion attire, you can also register at

There will also be an amazing AIDORU (IDOL) CONCERT on May 21, Sunday which will be featuring more than a dozen idols which include Pepper Keibu, Blitz Hasegawa, PiPaPosse, Chie Kurosaki, FESTA, Shazu姫, Cess, Rainbow Signal, Poly-V, Radiant, Mju:z Kiss, Neko✩Fire, and Ivy Musume. Other performers for POF 2023 are Lia Desu, Hibana Wotagei, Kyogrezero, Diverse, and YOMARI.
You can also GET YOUR EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION SHIRTS which have the event theme of nature/shizen printed. Each design is limited to 20pcs so pre-order at this link,


Please get your tickets from our online partner Ticket2Me and from the event onsite only. There are two types of tickets regular passes which offers a daily pass or a 3-Day Pass and VIP tickets.

General Admission and 3-Day Pass General Admission: Php150 per day• Admission to the event.• Participation in on-ground events.
2. Special 3-DAY PASS: Php450• Admission to the event for 3 days.• Participation in on-ground events.

VIP PASS: Php1,500➡️ ( limited to 100 only.)• Limited to 100 pcs only• Admission to the event for 3 days.• Free Exclusive Limited Edition POF shirt• Printed Souvenir item POF 2023 ticket in PVC• Exclusive Event ID• Priority participation in onsite and onstage events as applicable• Inclusion in the event raffle to win random prizes.• Exclusive VIP raffle items.• Participation in POF 2023 Solve the Mystery.• Special access to 1 special guest Meet and Greet• Free baggage counter• and more (more privileges will be added as they become available)

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Pinoy Otaku Festival is also, a member of the International Otaku Expo Association (IOEA), which recognizes local events around the world pertaining to Japanese culture.
For more information, you can visit their Facebook page or official event page.


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